Bishops: Hate mail received over blunt wraps

March 21, 2010 4:02:37 PM PDT
A Chicago minister says he is received racist hate mail because of his effort to ban the sale of blunt wraps.Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit says the church has now assigned security guards to him.

Blunt wraps are roll-your-own wrappers, typically made from tobacco.

Trotter argues that few people roll their own cigarettes anymore. He says the wraps are specifically for marijuana.

Last week, the Illinois Senate approved a measure to classify the wraps as drug paraphernalia.

Trotter says he will go to Springfield Monday to urge the House to pass the measure.